Apr. 12, 2021
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hullsy09</b></div><div>Because Marchand is a good player. Teams who want to compete want good players more than teams who are rebuilding. Teams who are rebuilding value picks and prospects more.
Take this example. If the penguins were going to trade Sidney Crosby which team would value him more, Colorado or Arizona? Colorado, as they are trying to compete right now, and Crosby would help them do that. On the other hand, Arizona is trying to collect draft picks and prospects to build towards competing in the future.
Not a hard concept</div></div>
No, i get that. And thanks for letting me know its not a hard concept.
But this isn’t a player with a year left, and this isn’t a team that doesn’t have any of the pieces need to bounce back quickly. They’ve got an elite D, which is probably the hardest piece to find. They’ve got a super high end number 2 d man, and a real good second pair. They’ve got the young goalie. Maybe they have the elite sniper in pasta. This isn’t a, “take what you can get,” situation like it would be if the Bruins were planning a retool and marchand’s deal was up after next year.